NYRA Handle Dips for 2018

By David Grening Courtesy Daily Racing Form Hampered by Mother Nature but helped by Justify’s Triple Crown bid, the New York Racing Association showed a 3.6 percent decline in all-sources handle in 2018 compared to the previous year. According to figures released Friday by NYRA, all-sources handle for 219 days of racing in 2018 was $2,113,408,494,…
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Ship & Win Program to Return to NYRA in 2019

Pair of shipping programs benefit Oaklawn Park, Florida runners. By BloodHorse Staff Courtesy BloodHorse.com The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs Dec. 30 that will return in 2019 at Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may…
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NY Workers’ Comp Premiums for Riders Drops 17%

Initial base payment for jockey and exercise rider coverage is $1,250. By BloodHorse Staff Courtesy BloodHorse.com The New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund has released its 2019 Workers’ Compensation Premium Assessment and Formula, and the initial base payment for horsemen stabled at the New York Racing Association tracks will decrease by 17%. The initial base payment this…
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